TorBox is an easy to use, anonymizing router based on Raspberry Pi. TorBox creates a separate WiFi that routes the encrypted network data over the Tor network. The type of client (desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile, etc.) and operating system on the client don’t matter.
TorBox is in an “alpha test phase”. Use it at your own risk!
Quick Installation Guide
- Download the latest TorBox image file.
- Transfer the downloaded image file on an SD Card; for example with Etcher. TorBox needs at least a 4 Gbyte SD Card, but 8 Gbyte is recommended.
- Put the SD Card into your Raspberry Pi, link it with an Internet router using an Ethernet cable or place a USB WiFi adapter in one of the USB ports to use an already existing WiFi. Afterward, start the Raspberry Pi. During the start, the system on the SD card automatically expands over the entire free partition – user interaction, screen, and peripherals are not required.
- After 2-3 minutes, when the green LED stops to flicker, connect your client to the new WiFi “TorBox023” (password: CHANGE-IT). Then use an SSH-client to access 192.168.42.1 (username: pi / password: CHANGE-IT). Now, you should see the TorBox menu. Choose the preferred connection setup and change the default passwords as soon as possible (the associated entries are placed in the advanced menu).
Do you have additional questions? Check out our FAQ on the TorBox website.
Building From Scratch
All that you need to run TorBox on your Raspberry Pi is the image file. However, if you like to build it from scratch on your own, whether you like to implement it to an existing system, to another hardware, respectively another operating system or you don’t trust an image file, which you didn’t bundle of your own. Then check out our detailed manual. It helps you to build a TorBox from scratch.